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Philadelphia, PA, July 8, 2009 - Hipolito (Pol) Custodio, III, MD, fourth year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) at Einstein Medical Center, won the "Resident Bowl," an annual quiz competition sponsored by the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia.
The competition was part of the society's annual Resident Education Day held at Einstein Medical Center. Approximately 140 Ob/Gyn residents from 13 different residency programs in the Philadelphia region attended.
The event consisted of speakers and group sessions as well as the Resident Bowl which tests Ob/Gyn knowledge and is a longstanding tradition of the society. After a preliminary test, one top-scoring resident from each of the top six programs was chosen to compete in the Resident Bowl. After a series of twenty challenging questions, there was a tie. Dr. Custodio went into the tie breaker and after the second set of tie breaking questions, emerged as the victor, beating five other finalists from Jefferson Medical College, University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, St. Luke's and Temple University.
"Winning the Resident Bowl reflects positively on Einstein's quality academic program and on all the faculty and residents who make this such a great learning environment," said Arnold Cohen, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Medical Center and Immediate Past President of the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia. "I'm especially proud that this is the second time in the past three years that an Einstein resident has won this competition."
Dr. Custodio was awarded a silver-plated bowl inscribed with the name of Einstein's Ob/Gyn Residency Program. It will be housed in the hospital's Ob/Gyn Residency Program office for one year, and then returned to the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia to be passed on to the next winner.
Academic Training at Einstein Medical CenterAs a premier independent academic medical center, Einstein Medical Center is committed to its mission to provide compassionate, high-quality medical care to anyone in need, to provide medical education and training for the next generation of physicians, and to participate in clinical research to enhance patient care and advance the science of medicine. Einstein offers graduate medical programs in more than 20 medical specialties and subspecialties, including: Internal Medicine, Radiology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Orthopedic Surgery, among others. Fellowships are offered in a variety of clinical areas. Einstein Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of Jefferson Medical College.
The Einstein Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency is a fully-accredited, four-year residency training program that provides outstanding clinical training in the academic setting of a major tertiary urban medical center. Residents participate in rotations in a broad spectrum of general and subspecialty obstetrics and gynecology.
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